This week-long intensive retreat, held in contemplative (Noble) silence at the beautiful Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in the southern Drakensberg, KZN is another of Sue’s “training retreats.” It is of particular interest to people working with groups and/or interested in integrating Buddhist psychology and wisdom into their work. The retreat offers an opportunity to deepen your own meditation practice through extended silence, as well as your understanding of the Dharma through dharma talks which integrate the psychological and spiritual elements of this path. We will be drawing on compassion practices and the inspiration of Kuan Yin, the archetypal good-enough mother to help create the conditions for heart-felt authentic presence. Sue will also offer daily qigong movement meditation for a deeper embodied experience, as well as individual sessions which provide emotional containment, as well as deeper insight. In addition to Sue’s usual listening and talking meditations, there will be time to reflect on ways to create safe and boundaried spaces in which healing and transformation can occur. The retreat will allow for silence in solitude, including walks on the spectacular Mvuleni (Bamboo) mountain, as well as time to rest and replenish. Delicious vegan and vegetarian food will be savoured in silence, and a daily, mindful working meditation will also be part of our integrated practice.
A pre-retreat individual session is required for newcomers or if you have not attended one of Sue’s residential retreats before. The fee for this is R850 for 50 mins, fully covered by medical aid and can be reduced if necessary.
CPD accreditation for psychologists and other HPCSA registered professionals: 30 General and 6 Ethics CEUs have been granted.
Please Note: To receive CPD points and your certificate(s) this year, there is an annual admin fee of R175 - thank you.
COST: Food and Accommodation plus R350 travel surcharge plus Teacher’s Fee on a sliding scale.
Food and Accommodation
Single en-suite: R4900 excl. teacher’s fee
Shared en-suite or single with shared bathroom: R4550 per person excl. teacher’s fee
Twin with shared bathroom: R4200 per person excl. teacher’s fee
This is offered on a sliding scale and while the full fee is greatly appreciated, the reduced amounts allow you to choose an amount that is manageable. Further reductions are available on request and a flexible payment plan is offered if needed.
A non-refundable deposit of R2500 confirms your place. Payment in instalments and full balance by beginning of September 2019, unless you have a pre-arranged payment plan with Sue.
Transport to Dharmagiri from King Shaka Airport, Durban: We will use the shuttle service offered by Mr Hadley Woodroffe. Please discuss flights and arrival/departure times with Sue before booking, so that we can share the shuttle costs. Sue will book the shuttle.
- King Shaka Airport to Dharmagiri x 1 pax R1450 (car)
- King Shaka Airport to Dharmagiri x 2 pax R1550 (car)
- King Shaka Airport to Dharmagiri x 3 pax R1650 (car)
- King Shaka Airport to Dharmagiri x 4 pax R1750 (car)
- King Shaka Airport to Dharmagiri x 5 to 8 pax R3900 (kombi)
Account Name: Stillmind Retreats
Cheque Account: 62506345637
First National Bank, Rondebosch
Branch Code: 201509
Reference: Your name & 21-28 Sep
Please email proof of payment to email@example.com.
Although individual circumstances will be taken into account the following applies to all bookings.
Please note that the refunded amount/percentage is calculated based on the full retreat fee.
4 – 6 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R2500.
If it is not filled there will be a refund less 30%.
2 - 4 weeks prior to retreat:
If your place is filled, there will be a refund less R2500, but in the event, your place is not filled a refund less 75%.
2 weeks or less prior to the retreat:
If your place is filled, and the retreat is fully booked, there will be a refund less R2500 (non-refundable deposit).
If your place is filled, and the retreat is not fully booked, then the accommodation and food only will be refunded, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.
If your place is not filled, then no refund is possible, but individual circumstances will be taken into account.